I prefer the word lifestyle to diet, because that’s what it is. I live a healthy & balanced lifestyle, filled with lots of the good stuff and from time to time I indulge on the sweet & savory stuff. Balance is key people. I’ll be honest I eat pretty darn clean about 80-85% of the time but I’m not afraid to dive into some cakes, cookies, mexican food, pizza — oh the list continues.
sunflowers & cupcakes. matched in heaven.
The best part of living this way is that when you do indulge you don’t need/have those guilty feelings because heck, you deserved it! Most of the time I eat these foods, and I eat a lot of them. Check out my SuperFoods list here. During vacation, date nights or on special occasions, I’ll enjoy the pasta’s, pizza, and cakes. However, I usually try to just taste the sweet stuff instead of eating the whole serving. Unless, of course it’s the butter cake from Mastro’s…haha I literally can’t just have one bite–haha good thing I only eat there like 3x a year.
I truly believe that if you eat really clean a majority of the time & get your sweat on 5x a week that when you want to enjoy the night out with the girls or whenever you want to enjoy that pizza — you should!
Don’t consume yourself with it- because it’s not worth it. I don’t count calories because I just eat the clean & good foods and to be honest when you live this type of healthy lifestyle, that junk food becomes less and less appealing.
Next time you are feeling hungry ask yourself why?? is it boredom, sadness, guilt, etc. fueling you — think are you hungry enough to eat an apple? if you are-eat one! but don’t let your mind & emotions mess with your eating habits — because one main reason why people become unhappy with their weight is because they turn to food as an outlet. I’ve got a new outlet for youu–RUN (orwalk) when your emotions are getting the best of you. at work? take a walk around the block when those coworkers are taking their grosso cig. breaks. You will feel better and be filled with all those endorphins :]
Being balanced allows you to feel happy with all of your choices because it is all allowed in moderation friends. So love yourself & start your healthy and more balanced lifestyle today.
you all are beautiful – no matter where you are in your journey, embrace it!
& enjoy the ride.